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Piya Behrupiya (Twelfth Night)

The Company Theatre (India) | Presented with Diwali Fest
YORK THEATRE | 639 COMMERCIAL DR. | [map link]

OCT 11 – 22, 2016

York Theatre

Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night in Hindi (English surtitles)
Translated by Amitosh Nagpal

Commissioned by London’s Globe Theatre, The Company Theatre, one of Mumbai’s most innovative theatre groups, created a Bollywood-meets-Shakespeare musical adaptation of Twelfth Night. A runaway success, the contagiously joyful Piya Behrupiya has since been performed nearly 100 times across India and around the world. IN HINDI WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

THE DRAW: “Fun? Definitely. Accessible? Completely, even if you didn’t speak the language” — The Guardian

Sweeps away audiences with its Bollywood-styled fun…colourful, giddy, exuberant” — The Georgia Straight

Raucously charming…the show has become an international hit and it’s easy to see why” — Colin Thomas

A raucous intercultural evening of love, lust, mistaken identity, metatheatrical goofiness and broad physical comedy of every kind, accompanied by infectious percussive music, song and dance… it’s hard not to get swept along, whatever your native tongue” — The Vancouver Sun

Delights with an originality of its own.” — Mumbai Theatre Guide

Outstanding. The sheer ingenuity Atul Kumar has given Piya Behrupiya and his creative vision is proof that theatre direction in India has reached a level, which even the best talents in Bollywood will struggle to match. If you think theatre is ‘boring’ this play will break all those notions and make you a fan.” — Times of India

Refreshingly, with their silly humour, carefree dancing and brilliant colour, this ensemble acknowledge the play’s light-hearted status and deliver a bold powerfully casual piece that is, more than anything, just a whole lot of fun.” — Stage Impressions

Director: Atul Kumar
Translation: Amitosh Nagpal
Music Assistants: Gagan Riar,
Rahul Sharma, Saurabh Nayyar
Dance Assistant: Neha Saraf
Costumes: Trupti Khamkar, Neha Saraf, Kiyomi Mehta
Direction Assistant: Rachel D’Souza Administration: Priyanshi Bahadur

Orsino: Sagar Deshmukh
Viola: Geetanjali Kulkarni
Olivia: Mansi Multani
Toby: Gagan Riar
Andrew: Aadar Malik
Maria: Trupti Khamkar
Feste: Neha Saraf
Sebastian: Mantra Mugdha
Malvolio: Saurabh Nayyar

Harmonium: Amod Bhatt
Dholak: Rahul Sharma
Percussion Accompaniment:
Niketa Saraf

Thank you to Jenny Kwan MP Constituency Office.

Oct 11, 8PM: Opening Night
Oct 12 – 15, 18 – 22: 8PM
Oct 16 & 22: 2PM

Artist Talkback:
Oct 12, 18 – 19: 8PM
Oct 16: 2PM

Running time: 
2.5 hours, including intermission

Presented with: Diwali Fest

Community Partner: Bard on the Beach logo


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